Updated: June 5, 2018

Ryan Weathers became the highest drafted player out of the Tennessee high school ranks in more than 40 years Monday night, as the Loretto left-hander was selected with the seventh overall pick in the opening round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres.

Weathers, a Vanderbilt signee, is the first top 10 prep pick since Bobby Goodman, a catcher from Bishop Byrne High School in Memphis, went to the Montreal Expos with the No. 5 selection in the 1972 draft.

Recently named the Gatorade national high school player of the year, as a senior, Weathers went 10-0 with an earned run average of 0.09, posting 148 strikeouts with 10 walks over 76 innings while leading the Mustangs back to the Class A state finals for a second straight season. He struck out 11 in nine shutout innings as Loretto eventually lost in its bid for back-to-back titles, falling 1-0 in 12 innings to Columbia Academy.

The son of 19-year major league veteran pitcher David Weathers, he was the first high school pitcher selected in this year’s draft.